Local Evacuees Headed Home

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

Just 21 evacuees remained in Brazos County Tuesday, a day after Gustav passed through New Orleans, according to local officials.

One shelter remained open at First Baptist Church in Bryan. Food was being provided by the Salvation Army.

The state is providing transportation home for eight evacuees.

Veterans Park, which served as a receiving area for evacuees, shut down Monday evening.

Almost 300 evacuees from the Texas coast and Louisiana were housed in Bryan/College Station shelters.

Since Gustav did not pack the punch many had thought-- students from Lamar University have headed back to Beaumont.

225 evacuees took shelter at Sam Houston State University.

They left Huntsville about 8 a.m Tuesday.

Also, Huntsville ISD will open Wednesday after its high school was used as a shelter.

In fact, it was the first shelter to open in Walker County, taking in several hundred evacuees.

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